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Poster: fireeagle Date: Oct 13, 2009 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: R.I.P. DICKIE PETERSON

*Blue Cheer bassist and co-founder Dickie Peterson passed away on Oct. 12 after a bout with prostrate cancer. Blue Cheer had a hit with "Summertime Blues" in 1968 and were the heaviest band to emerge from the San Francisco psychedelic scene. "We’re just a power trio," Peterson said. "We play ultra blues, and it’s rock & roll. It’s really simple what we do."*

*Peterson, who was 61, held the band which was named after a brand of LSD together over the years. "I think the secret of rock & roll is that it’s 10% technique and 90% attitude," he observed in a 1995 interview. "If you deliver one note with the right attitude, it will do more than 60 notes with no attitude."

Peterson had canceled a recent tour to get treatment. "He didn't want people to know how bad it was," his friend and medical marijuana activist Angel Raich tells CelebStoner. "It spread and he had an infection in his gall bladder. His death really shook me hard. Dickie was open-hearted, compassionate and understanding, and of course he was an amazing musician."

Raich adds that Peterson "really supported cannabis. He was so proud of the High Times Doobie award he received. It really meant a lot to him."*

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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 13, 2009 8:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R.I.P. DICKIE PETERSON

RIP brother

Blue Cheer rocked hard as hell...they were a big part of the soundtrack of my misspent youth